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General Manager, Oak Grill/Aqua Lounge

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Date: Jul 2, 2019

Location: Newport Beach, CA, US, 92660

Company: Irvine Company

Position Summary:

Dazzle us. Impress us. Excite us. Fashion Island Hotel Newport Beach is searching for a dynamic General Manager to oversee operations at Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge, the newest trend-setting culinary destination to hit Newport Center. Guests are tantalized by a 360-degree bar and the energetic sounds of DJs spinning the latest hits as they gather in the laid-back, indoor and outdoor setting of Aqua Lounge. Floor to ceiling windows and warm wood floors bring a refined comfort to the open dining room of Oak Grill, where epicureans will indulge in our talented chef’s creative coastal cuisine. We’re looking for a standout individual with a passion for delivering top-notch customer service to match the energetic setting at the place to see and be seen in Newport Beach.

Job Duties:
  • Lay out goals and develop strategies to accomplish objectives.
  • Forecast necessary revenues and expenses.
  • abreast of departmental needs as they relate to production and staffing.
  • Forecast work schedules, control labor thru LMS for all restaurant and lounge employees.
  • Utilizes multi-faceted marketing avenues to achieve financial success and public awareness, including social, guerrilla and traditional marketing strategies.
  • Oversees the initial hiring and training of all new and current Oak Grill & Aqua Lounge service employees, and conducting on-going training classes for both managerial and hourly staff.
  • Responsible for overseeing control standards, performance, employees' conduct, dress code, appearance, sanitation, etc., according to established
  • Formulate and recommend changes to improve employees' performance and teamwork.
  • Keep employees informed about policies and changes. Develops analyses and implements merchandising that meet the profile of guests.
  • Manages and controls overall expenses of the outlets focusing on higher revenue and profit.
  • Ensure employees have total knowledge as to all menu items, how they are prepared, what ingredients are used, etc. and total knowledge of wine list.
  • Work in co-operation with the Chef to ensure top quality.
  • Participate in Executive and Food and Beverage meetings.
  • Stay informed and market special events
  • Retain records of regular customers, their eating habits and special requests.
  • Manage waste cost for Oak & Aqua at a minimal level.
  • Maintain inventories and bar stocks.
  • Ensure that all equipment is kept in perfect working condition. Reports any deficiency to the proper department.
  • Ensure that all materials and supplies are available when needed.
  • Respond to any emergency, safety situation or accident accurately and promptly and retain accident reports.
  • Perform other tasks or projects as assigned by management and staff.
  • Interview, hire and train all team members
Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:
  • 3-5 years of management experience in a free standing restaurant and bar setting.
  • Excellent reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English language.
  • Excellent motivational skills.
  • Excellent leader and trainer.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail.


About Us:
Fashion Island Hotel (a part of Irvine Company’s Coastal Collection) is located in the heart of Newport Beach and is an oasis of premium coastal luxury - with a pulse.

With stunning city and harbor views, impeccably designed guest rooms and suites, more than 23,000 feet of event space including the largest ballroom in Newport Beach and much more - Fashion Island Hotel is in the center of it all.

Our employee community is comprised of hard-working, dedicated hospitality professionals who deliver genuine, personalized service that stays with guests long after they’ve left. It’s an environment populated with talented, passionate and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

Apply today to join our employee community, and learn more about Irvine Company, our legacy and our guiding principles.


The Irvine Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.


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